A class incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and overseeing the delivery of comprehensive day habilitative services for a population of developmentally disabled clients in a residential treatment setting.
Supervision of 5 professional and 50 paraprofessional and clerical staff.
Responsible for the delivery of day habilitative services to approximately 400 clients.
Nature and Scope
The incumbent reports to the Hospital Director and is responsible for directing most day habilitative program activities at a residential center. A class incumbent has full supervisory responsibility for program management and professional staff. Work includes directing the development, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive plans for day habilitative training. An incumbent is responsible for internal quality control evaluation systems based on concrete criteria for meeting program standards. In addition, an incumbent assures the protection of client rights, implements corrective action and conducts investigations of alleged violations. Work involves providing in-service training in areas of programmatic techniques, methods for skill training and behavior shaping, record keeping systems, data tracking, program evaluation and resource management as well as assessing clients' needs. The incumbent also submits budget requests, participates in agency planning and serves on major committees.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Supervises and trains subordinate staff involved in providing day habilitative training of developmentally disabled clients.
Provides for the protection of clients rights, conveys and promotes client rights and concept of normalization with staff and outside parties.
Identifies budgetary needs and submits requests for resources necessary to serve clients needs, coordinates and monitors the use of funds.
Interviews, hires, evaluates and trains program management and professional staff assigned to habilitative program.
Initiates administrative decisions based on applicable standards, regulations and policies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of developmental disabilities programming techniques.
Knowledge of management principles and techniques.
Knowledge of personnel policies and procedures.
Knowledge of appropriate methods in the habilitative training of developmentally disabled clients.
Knowledge of client's rights according to State and Federal Law and prominent rights of normalization promoted within the field of developmental disabilities.
Knowledge of applicable budgeting methods.
Skill in evaluating and allocating resources.
Skill in motivating personnel of varied levels.
Skill in acquiring resources for individual program implementation.
Skill in interviewing, counseling and conflict resolution.
Skill in teaching systems and reinforcing learning objectives.
Ability to participate with administrative staff in agency level planning.
Ability to assess program, client and training needs.
Ability to perform objective evaluation of program.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Developmental Disabilities Director Habilitation Services Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.